Katherine Nightingale - Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer - Humanitarian, Christian Aid
Nan Buzard - Executive Director, ICVA
Matthew Carter - Head of Humanitarian Department, CAFOD
Paul Knox-Clarke - Head of Research and Communications, ALNAP
Richard Miller - Chief Executive, Action Aid UK
Ben Ramalingam - Co-author of the report, Independent Consultant
Dylan Winder - Head of Humanitarian Response, DFID Chase
The report is available here: http://www.alnap.org/resource/8890.aspx
Major evaluations of numerous high profile humanitarian crises have identified insufficient investment in, and commitment to, partnerships with local capacity as the single biggest issue hindering effective performance. This amounts to a longstanding systemic issue for the sector as a whole. The purpose of this study was to look at the current and future potential of partnerships with national non-governmental organisations (NNGOs) in humanitarian response, based on lessons from across the commissioning agencies in four major emergency settings: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict 2009-2012, Haiti earthquake 2010, Kenya food crisis 2010 and Pakistan floods 2010.
This event will present the findings of this first stage of a wider research initiative commissioned by five UK-based INGOs – ActionAid, Cafod, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB and Tearfund.